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    Western Digital launches its first own-branded SATA client SSDs

    WD Blue and WD Green SSD ranges become available immediately.
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    Re: Western Digital launches its first own-branded SATA client SSDs

    I wonder if WD are going to move the "Sandisk" brand to memory cards only, and eventually rebrand all the Sandisk SSD's as "WD" whatevers...

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    Re: Western Digital launches its first own-branded SATA client SSDs

    SO I was like....wait a second I have never seen a Western.D SSD drive

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    Re: Western Digital launches its first own-branded SATA client SSDs

    Wow, it took a very long time for a HDD manufacturer like WD to make an SSD!

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    Re: Western Digital launches its first own-branded SATA client SSDs

    Western Digital launches its first own-branded SATA client SSDs
    Uhm.. what about the SiliconEdge Blue series WD launched 6 (!) years ago..?!

    https://www.wdc.com/about-wd/newsroo...te-drives.html
    http://www.anandtech.com/show/2954
    http://www.storagereview.com/western...lue_ssd_review (mainly for the PCB shots)

    As for the "new" WD Blue... it uses TLC NAND (yuck) just like the Sandisk X400 it's based on and it's a sub-par performer in the price class. Not really worth bothering with..
    (admittedly, the SiliconEdge with its rebadged JMicron controller was equally trash back then)

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    Re: Western Digital launches its first own-branded SATA client SSDs

    Just SATA, when the world seems to be moving to NVMe?

    Ebuyer have them up for pre-order, was wondering if they would be cheaper than RRP but not much so far: http://www.ebuyer.com/store/Storage/...estern+Digital

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